Roadside accidents in Mich., Ohio leaves construction workers dead, injured
A Michigan man is hospitalized with critical injuries after he was struck by a co-worker who was backing up in a construction zone.
News sources say Daniel Clark Jr. has collapsed lungs, broken ribs, a fractured pelvis and other injuries. The incident occurred Wednesday morning along I-75, in Troy, a suburb of Detroit. Troy police responded to the accident at around 9:30 a.m.
Clark had reportedly only started working for the company on Monday.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help Clark and his family.
In Ohio, a man has been charged in connection with a crash in highway work zone that killed one construction worker and injured another.
Sixty-four-year-old Wiley Bridgeman has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and stopping after an accident in the March 28 crash, which killed 54-year-old David Sollars and injured one of his co-workers.
Bridgeman was also injured in the crash, which occurred as workers were setting up a construction zone along the roadway at approximately 3 a.m. in University Heights.
Bridgeman reportedly kept driving until he struck a telephone pole. He called 911 and told a dispatcher that he was driving too fast when he struck the telephone pole, according to a recording of the call.
Bridgeman spent 37 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a 1975 murder. He was released in 2014 after a key witness in the trial recanted his testimony.